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Old 20-02-2006, 07:45 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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hi all,

I'm thinking about moving one of my well-established amazon sword plant
few inches from its current position.. (tank is currently
free-standing, but i'm moving it to be against a wall, so I'm thinkng
about moving the taller plants towards the back of the tank)

the killer is that my tank has UGF, and the plant has well-established
itself in the past 4 years... so i expect the roots to be completely
entanlged with the UGF plating... so.. I'll probably have to sever
most of the root system off to do this.

how damaging is this kind of move to a sword plant? or should I just
leave it?

linda


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Old 20-02-2006, 09:33 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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On 19 Feb 2006 23:45:42 -0800, "LM" wrote:

hi all,

I'm thinking about moving one of my well-established amazon sword plant
few inches from its current position.. (tank is currently
free-standing, but i'm moving it to be against a wall, so I'm thinkng
about moving the taller plants towards the back of the tank)

the killer is that my tank has UGF, and the plant has well-established
itself in the past 4 years... so i expect the roots to be completely
entanlged with the UGF plating... so.. I'll probably have to sever
most of the root system off to do this.

how damaging is this kind of move to a sword plant? or should I just
leave it?

linda



I just got a new plant book and it shows that the roots should be cut
short when moving the plant, or when planting them. so, based on
that, I'd say, go for it, it won't hurt much, if any.
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how damaging is this kind of move to a sword plant? or should I just
leave it?

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I did that one time and killed a beautiful plant. It never recovered. I
suspect there was too much root damage for it to recover. I've since
removed all the UGFs due to them being too hard to clean. Hopefully the
next time I want to move a large plant it will recover.
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Old 21-02-2006, 10:46 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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On 19 Feb 2006 23:45:42 -0800, "LM" wrote:

hi all,

I'm thinking about moving one of my well-established amazon sword plant
few inches from its current position.. (tank is currently
free-standing, but i'm moving it to be against a wall, so I'm thinkng
about moving the taller plants towards the back of the tank)

the killer is that my tank has UGF, and the plant has well-established
itself in the past 4 years... so i expect the roots to be completely
entanlged with the UGF plating... so.. I'll probably have to sever
most of the root system off to do this.

how damaging is this kind of move to a sword plant? or should I just
leave it?

linda


I don't have any Amazon Swords, but I do move plants and separate
plants with very reliable results, but not 100%. Not so much a
problem with moving plants, but with making 2 from 1. My Anubias tend
to get too large for their tank. Dividing them usually works, but not
always.

dick
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Old 25-02-2006, 08:30 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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seems like might be best to leave the amazon... may be I'll do some
selective pruning, and slooowly coax the plant to move in the direction
I want it to go.

I have anubias that is getting a little out of hand.. I'll definitely
have to make at least 3 cuttings from it (and also decide what to do
with all the off-shoots) and give it away or sell it to my LFS for
credit (they have expressed interest in taking tank-grown plants).

the one that is really overtaking the tank are java ferns, but they
seem relatively indestructible, so I'm not all that worried about them.
(they really grow like weeds and sprawl out everywhere, don't they?)



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